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Reviews 595 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Always a clean place can be found.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Western New York is known for its food quality, quantity, and variety.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Strong leadership with vision for the future of education in a global economy.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Most undergrads receive some type of monetary award that lowers costs.

College Sophomore

Campus Food: Again, online courses. Food is home or at work.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As a graduate student, I am able to take courses online. Housing is off campus.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live on campus and haven't had any experience relative to this.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Food is food. College kids will usually eat whatever.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We are a private school, we have good parties but I've seen better at larger schools.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I still have to take out a lot of money in private loans to afford this school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's alright if you have nothing else to eat. It's campus food.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rooms are on a first come first serve basis. If you get a bad room, then you are pretty much stuck there. Some are small and some just smell really bad. Plus, when sharing bathrooms, some bathrooms aren't kept as clean as others.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Eh. If your big into athletics this is not the place for you (if you planned on playing here, think again..)

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are pretty well priced. I compared to other schools. I would say you pay 400-500 a month if there are 5 people living in your house.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I looovvvee Spot Coffee and Ashkers. The other places i don't know. It gets expensive too

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't know... if you are a pretty decent looking human I doubt they will write you up.. they totally know we drink.. just don't be dumb and do it in the dorms. Go somewhere else and hide your alcohol

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nothing special. City tav is kinda lame, house parties are ok i guess? I didn't go to any non-athletic ones because people are usually doing drugs.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They only give minority people good scholarships. Most you get is 20,000 academic.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is TERRIBLE. I play D1 athletics, still gained weight. Salad bar= nonexistent. Veggies= pure butter. Not worth 3,000. Makes me outraged.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everything at Canisius is over priced. I have a scholarship, but still am annoyed by this place just taking money for everything. The dorms are actually pretty nice, I recommend finding a suite because then you get a common room with a couch/ living area. You have to dorm FR and SO year, some buy houses junior year or just continue to live in Delevan which is like a little apartment (pretty neat).

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You are not allowed to live off campus until Junior year.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's very strict in some aspects such as attendance and off-campus underage drinking. Public safety breaks up most parties. They are very lenient in visitation in the dorms and aren't super strict about drinking in the dorms (If you're smart). It's not necessarily a bad thing that they are kind of strict because most people at Canisius take their education very seriously.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's very hard to find parties, and if you do they are usually busted by public safety.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They are pretty lenient and give away a fair amount of money in scholarships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is pretty good but there are very limited options.

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Canisius is a great choice for the ambitious and outgoing student. The excellent professors, honors program, numerous clubs, organizations, and college-sponsored trips and activities provide ample opportunity to expand one's horizons. The uniqueness of Canisius stems mostly from its small size, which allows for a level of familiarity and relationships between professors and students that are lacking at other larger universities. However, the liberal arts model of education needs reconsideration. In a nationwide study (whatwilltheylearn.com), Canisius was given a "D" for its general education requirements because it only requires courses in composition and literature. Math and science requirements can be fulfilled by classes with minimal science and/or math content. Only if a student is in the honors program is there a language requirement, and there are no mandated courses in economics or US government or history. There is more than one religion and philosophy or literature requirement, which seems unnecessary.

Another caveat is the expense, which can put a cramp in your post-graduate living standards, particularly if you're a liberal arts major. A degree is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and you need to ensure your usefulness in the workforce by jumping at the hundreds of opportunities Canisius offers. Canisius has many options for educational travel and services; students are able to go to China for a month in the summer at a minimal expense, and there are dozens of campus ministry trips annually to countries all around the world, not to mention the study abroad programs. Canisius isn't perfect, but every year, it seems to improve on its lesser points.

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